On Sat, Jun 8, 2013 at 6:20 AM, Duy Nguyen <pclo...@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Jun 8, 2013 at 5:08 PM, Felipe Contreras
> <felipe.contre...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Fri, Jun 7, 2013 at 9:23 PM, Duy Nguyen <pclo...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> On Sat, Jun 8, 2013 at 3:24 AM, Felipe Contreras
>>> <felipe.contre...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>> The reviewer pool for code written in a new language _must_ be
>>>>> seeded by some from the current set of reviewers whose judgement
>>>>> I/we can trust.
>>>> By that standard nothing will ever change. Ever.
>>>> Even twenty years from now, you will still only trust people that are
>>>> familiar with shell, Perl, and C. Because the only way to gain your
>>>> trust, is by being proficient in shell, Perl, and C.
>>> I don't see why a trusted person cannot learn a new language and
>>> convince the community to give it a try (well given that enough
>>> reviewers support the new language, which was Junio's point).
>> I do. Raise your hand if you are interested in giving a try to Ruby
>> for Git's core given that somebody gives convincing reasons?
> Personally, no additional runtime dependency > Ruby > Python.

You forgot to list the current ones; shell, perl, python.

> I don't
> think Ruby is available on SunOS and I prefer not to build and install
> Python nor Ruby myself to be able to use Git. So no hands from me.

It doesn't surprise me that you stopped at an assumption, instead of
making sure.

>> How many hands do you expect?
> If not many hands show up, the Git community clearly is not ready to
> adopt Ruby.

And they will never be. Nor Ruby nor anything else, which was
precisely my point.

> Maybe ask again next year when Ruby is getting more popular?

You will stop again with another assumption, without ever giving it a chance.

Felipe Contreras
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